"the Stock Exchange and the Mansion House. done in mauve, hung between the windows."
The London Stock Exchange at 60 Threadneedle Street (c.1983)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe London Stock Exchange at 60 Threadneedle Street (c.1983) - Credit: Richard Hoare

Over the years, The London Stock Exchange has occupied various sites in the City of London. It began life in Jonathan's Coffee-shop at the end of the 17th century, and by 1972 was located at 60 Threadneedle Street, not far from the Bank of England. Since 2004 it has been located on Paternoster Square, next to St. Paul's Cathedral.

During the period in which The Line of Beauty is set, the London Stock Exchange was at the Threadneedle Street premises. Stock trading also took place between the 16th and mid 20th century at the Royal Exchange, next to the Bank of England.

 

 

The Royal Exchange London in 2008
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Royal Exchange Building, London in 2008 - Credit: David Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is situated off Walbrook in the City of London.

Click here to see a painting of the Mansion House done in 1971.

 

The Mansion House in the City of London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Mansion House in the City of London - Credit: Chris Downer

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